If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.—George Bernard Shaw
It is halfway true that if you are involved in a family coffee house, you don’t have a life. — Robin McKinley
All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.—Leo Tolstoy
I believe that the tradition that follows a family through eight generations is extremely powerful, quite tangible and very relevant. The secret is to not let your tradition unreasonably burden you.—John Lyman III
A lot of family members worked in the joint commodities family business. It was a classic case of capitalism at work and socialism at home. —Uday Kotak
Never put business before family. —Walt Disney
When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching—they are your family. —Jim Butcher
I don’t like the word ‘dynasty’, but that’s what it is. It’s not just a business. There’s a lot going on in the background.—Jake Dyson
After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.
It’s hard to have a hereditary system that produces the competencies required to meet the demands of the public and the organisation.—J Mark Baiada
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
George: Culture Club / Getty Images; Kotak: Vikas Khot; Leo: Everett Historica / Shuttersock; Jim: Courtesy: Gage Skidmore; George: Vicki L. Miller / Shutterstock; Oscar: Everett Historica / Shutterstock
(This story appears in the 02 March, 2018 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)